Frank S. Mead was a renowned authority on both the historical and the contemporary church. He served as editor of the Christian Herald, was a consulting editor for several large publishing houses, and wrote articles for the Christian Century, Christian Herald, and Reader's Digest Samuel S. Hill, Professor Emeritus of Religion at the University of Florida, is widely recognized as a leading authority on religion in the United States Craig D. Atwood is the Starbuck Professor of Religion at Salem College in Winston-Salem, N.C., where he also serves as chaplain. He has an M.Div. from Moravian Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in Church History from Princeton Theological Seminary. Dr. Atwood has served on the Faith and Order Commission of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. and is an active member of the American Academy of ReligionMead, Frank S. is the author of 'Handbook of Denominations in the United States', published 2001 under ISBN 9780687069835 and ISBN 0687069831.